Songs2See is a fun and easy way to learn a musical instrument. It is the first music game that lets you play along to well known songs using real acoustic instruments. The only required hardware is a simple PC microphone and your instrument.
User reviews: Mixed (42 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 26, 2013
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Notice: You need a built-in or external microphone to play Songs2See. To connect instruments via jack cable, we recommend to use external soundcards or audiointerfaces such as the Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable.

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November 3

Play the viola with Songs2See v1.51

Check out the most recent, free update!

Songs2See Game now includes support for the viola. So you can put your songs in C-clef as well. We also added some new songs for you to play:

Nicolo Paganini - Cantabile (Violin)
Sergej Prokofiev - Dance of the Knights (Violin)
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Stabat Mater Dolorosa (Violins, Viola, Bass)

Songs2See Editor now comes with a nifty spectrogram view for music transcription and additional export options for the Songs2See Game.

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June 10

Improved bass note recognition in Songs2See Game v1.51

Hey you bass players out there, the most recent update of Songs2See Game to version 1.51 features an improved bass note recognition. Some of our users experienced problems with the recognition of certain bass notes in the past, so we improved on that. Please let us know if the bass recognition works well for you in this thread.

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About This Game

Songs2See is a fun and easy way to learn a musical instrument. It is the first music game that lets you play along to well known songs using real acoustic instruments. The only required hardware is a simple PC microphone and your instrument. Nothing plastic, nothing fake, just the most authentic and complete learning experience in music gaming. Songs2See listens to you and rates your performance in real-time. With this instant feedback, you’ll develop real skills and learn to sight-read music in no time. Songs2See's unique score sheet view makes playing visually intuitive and will engage rookies as well as experienced players.

  • Play any of the supported instruments (violin, viola, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, recorder flute) or train your voice
  • Unique and intuitive score sheet view with notes displayed in piano roll style
  • Fingerings displayed for each instrument
  • Automatic transposition for different tunings
  • More than 50 practice songs included
  • Optional tablature view for guitar, bass and ukulele
  • Optional score sheet view for advanced players
  • Slow down playback for difficult songs
  • Learning mode for step-by-step practicing
  • Detailed results and online high-scores
  • Compatible with the Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable and other USB/Firewire audio devices

About Songs2See Editor


Songs2See Editor is an easy to use piano-roll editor for creating sheet music. It is a great tool to convert your favorite songs for use within the Songs2See Game. You can import almost any file from your music collection. It supports MIDI, MusicXML, GuitarPro, WAV and MP3 files. It exports MIDI, MusicXML, Audio, printable score sheets and Songs2See Game files.

  • Create your own music for practicing
  • Turn your favorite song into sheet music
  • Automatic music transcription of melody, bass and rhythm
  • Save to various sheet music formats or print your score
  • Transpose, delete or add notes when needed
  • Create play-along tracks and save them
  • View, print and save Tabulature

About Songs2See Ultimate


Songs2See Ultimate includes both the Songs2See Game and the Songs2See Editor. With this bundle, unlimited practice material is at your fingertips.

  • Songs2See Game and Songs2See Editor included
  • Windows and Mac OS versions included
  • Future updates are free of charge

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8, Windows7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel ®Pentium ®4 2GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or higher
    • Processor: Intel ®Pentium ®4 2GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Required
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
this is a grate program / game for kids and adults to learn how to play (violin, viola, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, recorder flute) or train your voice my kids use this and i see there confidence in piaying grow and grow
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31 of 40 people (78%) found this review helpful
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
1.) Not worth the price. Go buy the first Rocksmith or the 2014 version or band fuse or any other the interactive guitar trainer or just go look up some tabulature online. Don't waste your money on this!

2.) Note detection is so bad it will make you a WORSE player. Sometimes in learning mode you'll have to hit the same note 15 times in a row and other times simply placing your finger on the string will be enough to adavnce you. You can't learn a song like that. In fact all this game will do is fill your head with hesitation and self doubt.

3.) is the number of guitar tuners i own and all of which tell me this game doesn't know what it's talking about.

4.) The game doesnt save your setting. You might be able to clean up the terrbile note detection in settings but you'll lose all of that when you quit the game. Oh and it's not like it's a bunch of numbers that make it easy to remember your settings... No, no... It's all sliders for you to fiddle with my friend!

5.) The editor is crap. Again you're better off doing it the old fashioned way. Ya know Pen and Paper. (but I'd still advise an interactive training tool... just not this one, ever)
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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
In spite of using Rocksmith Cable, note recognition is terrible.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Very dissapointing. This is sold as a teaching aid. However there is no teaching structure. No scaffolding of skills. A very basic system that only half works as described.

There is no fun element so it is not even a game.

I really have nothing positive to say about Songs2see.

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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
A very light, easy to use program used to help you learn some songs on several instruments such as the guitar, flute, piano, bass, violin, and a few others. If you have played Guitar Hero or Rock Band, you'll know exactly what to expect. Comes with some default songs built-in to learn, but I would recommend buying the editor as well, as that seems to be the only way to add in songs of your choosing. It even comes with a built-in tuner, which was unexpectedly nice.

One of the game modes, "Learning Mode," will stop the song at each note and will not progress the song until you play the note on your accompanied instrument. I imagine this works quite well for instruments such as the piano or the flute. However, as a beginner violin player, I find this gamemode to be very picky. Perhaps it is my technique, or maybe my microphone is not a good quality one, but I find that I have to play a single note a few times for the song to continue, as the program registers my notes as either a flat or a sharp and I have to split the atom to get the correct pitch. I won't hold this against the game, though, as I'm probably just trying to convince myself I'm secretly not terrible.

Ending on a high note, Songs2See is a very sound program overall. It measures up to my expectations. Take a minuet to give it a try.

Tromboner.
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2 of 12 people (17%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
This is very frustrating as I love this idea of learning guitar this way, however I can't seem to get it to work with my accustic guitar with a pickup.
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2 of 24 people (8%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
oooh why, O, WHY?

TWO days after I buy, drops 40%, I hate it when that happens

I haven't used it enough to give a in depth review, but might be back in a couple of weeks to do so.
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64 of 77 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
As a 4th year Music Composition Major and a vocalist, I can say that this game certainly provides a rather interesting way to improve intonation. Though it advertises as only teaching a few instruments, it will actually pick up anything that you play over a microphone.

What I will say is that the editing software is rather basic. If you want to write a decent score, then let me inform you that there are far better programs that are out there for free. However, the editing software will provide a way to upload your own compositions to the game. It's a bit clunky, and it takes a little bit to figure out exactly what the program is doing, but it does work.

Overall, I'd say this is absolutely something that an aspiring musician ought to check out, and especially so if you wish to perform on an instrument like Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Trombone, or Voice!

If you wish to see some gameplay footage, then you can watch this video that I have made here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN5MdN7JzHU
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46 of 57 people (81%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
Really disappointing, actually have nothing positive to say about it.

Terrible recognition of notes from my acoustic guitar, no room for dynamics at all and no symbols for hammer ons or bends. Essentially, if you always dreamed of being able to attain that oh-so-good robotic midi sound then learn from this game, it'll to teach you how to rock out 'Frére Jacques' like a musical birthday card in no time at all.

The most pathetic thing is that for several of the instruments, parts of the songs are too high or low and instead of modifying it to at least have the notes in a different octave, you're just given a cross as if to say 'sorry, couldn't be arsed to do that part'

I could go on all day but I'll just say don't buy it and go play Rocksmith.
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38 of 51 people (75%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Well, I like this software alot... Now I can pick out the music that I want and learn the notes for the song I want... Kenny G on guitar with the backtrack is Great... If you want a tool to go further than the basic cords then this is it... Will NOT replace a good teacher but it is a great source for going foreward with music...
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65 of 102 people (64%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
I got this program for vocal work and I'm very disappointed. There are no vocal arrangements for any of the songs and there are no lyrics. The only place vocal support is listed is in the scales. Looking at the piano options, I'm only seeing ways to practice with the right or left hand--no option to play together. This was a complete waste money.

Edit: The makers have confirmed to me the program does not support lyrics at all and offered me a second copy of the editor to make up for it, which isn't particularly helpful. The piano options have no chords and can only do one hand at a time, so you just learn to pick out one note with each hand and have no option to put it together. The drills are only scales, no interval or diction work, which is limiting despite the important of scales. This may be useful for the other instruments, but not for piano or voice.
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
This is a great game for practicing new songs and after some fiddling around, I found an easy way to create new songs with the editor -> midi + audio is the key :)
Still I have to say it could be bit more polished and editor isn't that easy to use until you figure out where everything is hidden.
Anyway, I recommend it to everyone who's interested in music games
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58 of 103 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
It only supports G-clefs, there is no F-clefs for piano.
Also there is no support for violin nor cello.
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
I was very interested in the concept of this game. Having owned Rocksmith 2014 I noticed that this game supports the Rocksmith Real Tone cable.

So once I had the game running, I noticed that it was not very good at picking up notes on my bass guitar.

In conclusion, if you're a bass guitar or electric guitar player looking for a game that will help improve your skills then Rocksmith 2014 is your best option right now.
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14 of 24 people (58%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Maybe I am using it wrong but the editor is garbage, it does not work. Then the game itself does not pick up certain notes, already upset at what Steam would sell as a finished product. I mean the transcription doesn't have even close to the right notes, beat or even octave, its some random garbage.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Song2See is pretty good I suppose. The mic goes a bit wonky when I play really low notes on the guitar, but other than that, it's alright. A fun toy if nothing else.


A note for everyone who wants this game: Buy the package witht the editor. You get stuck with about 20 classical pieces and no more if you get the normal version. The editor allows you to add in your own songs.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
I wish I had taken the time to read the other reviews before purchasing this.

Absolutely god-awful terrible for piano. I'm slamming on the keys as hard as I can, and it's barely registering them at all. When it does pick one up, it's halfway through the note I'm supposed to be holding. Where's the logic in that? Let alone that it only lets you play one note at a time, one hand at a time.

I mean, if you want a less-fun DDR with a keyboard, go ahead I guess? But if you actually want to learn something... keep looking.
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Would not recommend this software as it doesn't include any tool for calibrating. The delay is just awful. And don't tell me I can adjust the delay, because there are simply not any units on the thing that does exactly that.
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4 of 34 people (12%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
this is pretty super hard for someone who never done anything musically. I thought we can add our own music, like from mp3s and stuff but you cant.
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